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Aurora Borealis: A Nirvana Mixtape: 15 Essential B-Sides and Demos

on September 23, 2011, 12:00pm
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“I Hate Myself and Want to Die”

Recorded: 1993
Appears on: The Beavis & Butthead Experience, “Pennyroyal Tea” single

Though it was supposed to be a part of In Utero, “I Hate Myself and Want to Die” was nixed due to the fact that Cobain felt there were too many noise tracks in a row. The result was the song being placed as a B-side on “Pennyroyal Tea”, giving a pleasing contradiction to the single. A studio version of the song was also released on The Beavis & Butthead Experience. It’s arguably one of the most controversial songs that Nirvana has done, though the controversy didn’t start until after Cobain’s suicide, for obvious reasons. -Karina Halle

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